The 1911 is a combat handgun.
I repeat a COMBAT PROVEN HANDGUN .
There is no substitute.
It was designed for the G.I. in the field.
It was designed so the G.I. could completely strip it down to the bare frame using only the internal parts as the tool box and one .45 round to remove the grips. How in the hell would you replace a spring loaded extractor? By carrying one with you........I do not think so.
Mr. Browning got it right the first time.
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